April 2003 AAOS Report

New Web site offers reports on diversity, orthopaedic issues

The AAOS' "Diversity in Orthopaedics" Web site, launched in January 2003 ,will be continually expanded to capture current diversity issues. Created by the AAOS' Diversity Committee, the site is funded by a grant from Pfizer/Pharmacia. On the site, AAOS will reflect on diversity in orthopaedics and its importance to modern medicine and the delivery of culturally competent health-care. The Web site was created to address the needs of medical students, orthopaedic surgeons and residency program directors. The Web site provides information on applying for residency, the importance of mentoring as well as news on orthopaedics as it relates to issues of diversity. Practicing orthopaedic surgeons can request a recruiting videotape that was developed by the Diversity Committee to cultivate medical students' interest in choosing orthopaedics. The site will keep orthopaedists current on orthopaedic research opportunities. The site will soon add details about the Diversity Symposium and the Diversity Award.

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